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Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana

Clergy and activists argue that religious communities have a role in the cannabis debate, even if their perspectives conflict.

Muslims celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan

Also called the “Festival of Breaking Fast,” Muslim families mark the day with early morning prayer, sharing breakfast, exchanging gifts and participating in fun activities for children.

New metropolitan archbishop of Ukrainian Catholic Church faces challenge of renewal among U.S. faithful

The Most Rev. Borys Gudziak, a native of Syracuse, will be installed Tuesday as the seventh Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, the spiritual leader of the church in the United States.

St. Katharine Drexel’s religious community to auction items from Bensalem motherhouse in preparation for property sale

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the religious community founded by Philadelphia heiress St. Katharine Drexel, offer more than 200 items for auction in preparation for the sale of their 44-acre property in Bensalem.

The eulogy: How to craft a portrait of the dead to comfort the living

At their best, eulogies bestow a gift to the grieving of a multi-dimensional portrayal that is familiar and often revelatory. At their worst, they are boring, cliché-ridden tomes that fail to say anything new or insightful.

Closed Episcopal Church in Center City reopened to find a new mission — and graves beneath the floorboards

A memorial showcasing nine uncovered crypts, some dating to the early 1800s, is part of a resurrected St. Stephen’s, retooled for a new definition of “church.”

After more than 200 years in Philly, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania headquarters moves to Norristown

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania will move its headquarters from a building adjacent to the local denomination’s cathedral in University City to St. John's Episcopal Church in Norristown, and maintain a satellite office in Center City at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

St. Anne Catholic Church sanctuary named Archdiocesan shrine

For more than a century, the church has kept a relic, a piece of wrist bone, of the woman whom Christians believe was the mother of the Virgin Mary.

Students at Bucks County school create Muslim prayer space in Quaker meeting house

Founded in 1893, George School is a boarding and day school with 547 students who this year come from 22 states and 44 countries. They practice Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, or no religion at all.

North Philadelphia mosque explains how children wound up reciting violent poem in video

A group of children who recited violent songs and a poem in Arabic last month as part of a school program at North Philadelphia mosque did not understand their meaning, according to a statement released Wednesday.